When Lamar Jackson was taken No. 32 overall in the draft this year, Ozzie Newsome acknowledged they were “building for the future” with the Heisman Trophy winner. But, he added, “In order for us to win this year, we need Joe Flacco.”
Mourners started stepping out of a hot Florida afternoon and into the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church just after noon Saturday. For the next hour, they kept filing in, intent on honoring late Ravens cornerback Tray Walker.
It was only about 2½ years ago when wide receiver Mike Wallace, then a newly minted Miami Dolphin after spending four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, declared that the Ravens were still his least favorite team. Now, Wallace is joining the organization that he once disliked. The Ravens agreed to terms with the veteran wide receiver during his Tuesday visit to the team¿s training facility.
Should the Browns commit to Brian Hoyer as their long-term starter with a lucrative contract? Should they explore trade scenarios for rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel if they don't foresee him as the face of their franchise?
An ESPN producer pledged to Sports Illustrated earlier this week that former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis¿ contribution to the network¿s NFL Draft coverage Thursday will be similar to his playing career: Lewis will be, if nothing else, incredibly well prepared.
Accustomed to picking late in the first round of the NFL draft during an impressive run of five consecutive postseason appearances, the Ravens will have a selection inside the first 20 picks of the draft for the first time since 2008.